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I'm left scratching my head.
I don't think life-long PC users understand or know what I mean by "reliability".
I have NEVER had to replace, repair, reformat, defrag or do anything to my Macbook in the 3 years I've had it. My older Macbook only needed a new battery and an OS update (which was free).
I'm not constantly tinkering with system settings, or watching CPU loads and memory management. I just open it up and go. When I had a custom built PC in college, I was frequently using the "three finger salute" (Ctrl+Alt+Delete).
If Steve Jobs should be remembered for ONE thing, it's that he helped make technology work for the user, not having the user work FOR the technology.
edit on 26-12-2013 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)
...Apple has been about marketing themselves as "hip" and "cool" and then selling overpriced products to make up for their incedibly small market share.
...My cheapie off-the-shelf Toshiba laptop is now four years old and still running the same version of Windows 7 it was when I first bought it.Never had to defrag or do any sort of maintenance on it and never do anything else other than switch it on,tap a few keys and switch it off before I go to bed.It's been used every day for the last 4 years for an average of two hours a day,and still runs as fast as the day I bought it.It's lost about half an hour of battery life in that time,now I'm down to about 2 hours if it isn't plugged into a wall socket.
The point of this is why do Mac users think they're the only ones who have trouble free use of PCs? Jobs and Wosniak don't have a monopoly on reliability,I get that for a third of the price I'd have paid for a Mac.